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Leaf blowers pose unexpected health hazards, especially for Mexicans, studies show

A recently published study by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City indicates that the air and noise pollution from gas leaf blowers (GLBs) seriously impact respiratory health but are also associated with problems such as cancer, heart disease and dementia—and that children, in particular, are highly susceptible to these hazards.


Cave experts weigh in on consequences of Mayan Train project

A few years ago if you had searched any encyclopedia (remember those?) it would have told you that the longest cave in the world was the Mammoth Cave System in the United States, with the length of the combined passages dependent on the year the reference book was published.

Mexican girls revel in world of technology

I am on the campus of Guadalajara’s Marist University and the place is buzzing with activity. In just about every classroom, corridor and auditorium, teams of girls ranging in age from 8 to 18 who have spent the last few months developing their own smartphone applications are talking to animatedly to visitors—myself included.